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we'll see you for local updates in about 25 minutes. >> you can get realtime updates at nbc10.com. good morning. breaking overnight, the new york premiere of "the interview" can spelled amid threats of attacks on theaters. its stars now scrapping all public appear perhaps, one movie chain vowing not to show the controversial movie at all, as the fbi closes in on the group that hacks sony's computers. chilling image, nbc news cameras allowed inside that pakistani school where at least 142 people died in a brutal taliban attack. that death toll still rising this morning, as survivors describe what they witnessed during the massacre. scare in the air. [ screaming ] at least 14 passengers injured after severe turbulence rocks a
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flight from seoul to dallas, the crew forced to make an emergency landing. this morning, those tense homes in the cabin caught on camera. and the winner is -- >> craig wayne boyd! >> the country star from team blake crowned "the voice" and he flew across the country to celebrate with us today wednesday, december 17, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," with matt lauer live from studio 1a. and savannah guthrie, live from washington, d.c. >> and good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a split edition wednesday. i'm matt lawer in new york, we have natalie, tamron and al here with us and savannah's down in the nation's capital. hi, savannah. hey. good morning to you guys, a lot going on here. of course, jeb bush yesterday
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dipping his toe in the 2016 presidential waters, we have a new poll and talk to chuck todd in a few minutes. >> see you in a few minutes. get to our top story on a wednesday morning, police on alert, theater owners on edge a that is massive hack against sony pictures has taken a dangerous turn. nbc's joe fire has covered the signer attack from the very beginning. joe, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the new york premiere for the movie "the interview," which was scheduled for tomorrow night has now been canceled. sources tell cnbc, sony is going forward with maps to release the film, but it will support theaters in they decide not to run it and now one major theater chain, carmike cinemas, is pulling the film after treaters in threatened by hackers. the ominous threat from the sony hackers, who call themselves guardians of peace, says the world will be full of fear, remember the 11th of september, 2001. the threat is aimed at movie theaters planning to show "the interview", a sony pictures comedy about the fictional assassination of north korean
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leader, kim jong-un. the film is due out on christmas and the hackers say, soon, all the world will see what an awful movie sony pictures entertainment has made. sony has not commented on the threat. one theater chain has already said that it won't carry the film. i believe others will follow and by the time this film is supposed to come out, most of the theater chains in america will have said they won't carry the film. >> reporter: the department of homeland security says it is aware of the threat, but at this time, there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the united states. l.a. 's police chief says his department will take extra precautions in theaters. >> we have had conversations with theater management and there have been conversations with sony. >> whenever there's any chatter or threats, we make sure that there's strong presence in any place that we could but we feel very safe. >> reporter: the stars of "the interview," seth rogan and james franco, are now canceling appearances, including one scheduled tonight with jimmy fallon. federal investigators say they are closing in on the source of
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the signer attack, including the part of the world where it came from. meanwhile, sony is now facing two class action lawsuits filed by former employees who feel the company is to blame for stolen private information. >> the amount of personal information that was stolen makes it pretty likely that at least some of the employees somewhere around the world will suffer identity theft. and that will cost them money. >> reporter: so far, only the one major theater chain, carmike, has made the decision not to run "the interview." carmike has 238 theaters in 41 states. some are suggesting the signer attack could be the most expensive corporate hack in history, with estimates ranging anywhere between $100 to $300 million. matt? >> all right, joe fryer, thank you very much. sean henry served as executive assistant director of the fbi, overseeing signer terrorism investigations. he is now president of crowd strike, which specializes in signer security. sean, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning.
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>> we know this group, guardians of peace is credible in terms of their ability to get into a corporate computer system and distribute private information. how do we find out if they are credible in terms of carrying out violence on american soil? >> i think that's what department of homeland security and the fbi are doing, they are evaluating all of their intelligence sources. they will be looking the signal's intelligence and coordinating with the intelligence community. this is something that the fbi and dhs will take very seriously. >> i read the statement that they released and it almost sounded too stereotypical, the halting english, the weird grammar. it sounded like the worst of the threats north korea used to level against south korea, you know, fire rains from sky type thing. is it possible it's a day version, meant to draw our attention to a place like north korea when it could be somewhere else? >> certainly could be. what toward do attribution when looking at attacks on computer systems. investigators will be looking for artifacts in those systems to tray to lead them to who the culprits r >> looking for artifacts some, forensic investigation.
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do they have informants inside the hacking community? >> they do, but similar to what you do at a crime scene, looking for dna, finger prints or shell casings, doing that in the network, looking at malware and the tools the adversaries use. >> could this be an inside job? >> certainly could be. something investigators will look at, any time there's an attack, this he will look at the totality of the circumstances to determine who actually caused it. >> now that this organization, whoever they are, guardians of peace, has upped the ante in this way, do we need to change what is perhaps a stereotypical image of hackers that we have, of the guys in the dark room with their nose buried in a computer screen and the fast food containers around? do we have to change that view? >> i think you're absolutely right. we have crossed a rubicon here and what we are seeing nation states who are potentially using the signer networks as a weapon to deteriorate and destroy networks. this is a big change. it's not just the ex-filtration of data, which we have seen for many years but there's a huge change and there has to be policy to address this. >> sean henry, sean, thank you
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very much. i appreciate it >> thanks. by the way, we want you to weigh in, head to today.com and let us know if the threats that we're now hearing from guardians of peace will affect whether you go to see this film, "the interview." we will have the results of that later on. right now, we go down to savannah in washington. matt, thank you. now to that brutal taliban massacre at a school in pakistan. this morning, the death toll stands at 142 and most of the victims were children. and for the first time, we are seeing inside building where this all unfolded. nbc's chief global correspondent, bill neely, has more. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: yes, good morning, savannah. i have just been inside the school behind me, a scene of mass murder. the bullets, the blood, the books still like where so many children died. you know, this city, peshawar, has seen a lot of violence, massacres even. but nothing quite like this. this was a bloodbath like no other in pakistan, a has sack
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over the innocents, their shoes and glasses scattered. they came to this hall to learn first aid, how to save lives. they lost theirs when seven gunmen burst in and began shooting. dozens of the children were murdered in this hall and it's no exaggeration to say that every inch of this floor is covered in or smeared with blood. it's a scene of utter horror. the gunmen then moved to classrooms, hunting down children without mercy, until army commandos began to fight back. all seven taliban gunmen, wearing suicide vests, were killed, but they had murdered more than 140 by then. >> we are all angered. we are all sickened. i think there is nothing that could happen worse than this. >> reporter: in the hospitals, dazed survivors, more than 100 children were injured, medical staff overwhelmed. after the massacre, the mourning. this attack has stunned
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pakistan. the army and government promise revenge, but for now the slaughter of so many children has simply left this country numb. what struck me inside, savannah, was the silence, the deadly silence, with more than 1,000 school children should be. the pakistan air force has now launched air strikes against the taliban, three days of national mourning has been declared but it will take much, much longer than three days for the sense of shock and disbelief here to fade. savannah? >> just an absolute atrocity. bill neely in peshawar, pakistan, thank you. closer to home, at least 14 passengers on a u.s.-bound flight are recovering from injuries after their plane encountered severe turbulence and was forced to make an emergency landing. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us and here this morning in washington. tell us what happened. >> this was very bad indeed. this was an american airlines 777 on a very long flight from seoul, south korea to dallas. and veteran business passengers who have flown for decades say
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they have never seen anything like this. [ screaming ] it's video not verified by nbc news, which seems to show the frightening moments tuesday after an american air lines flight headed from south korea to dallas with 240 passengers and 15 crew members on board was forced to make an emergency landing in tokyo. extreme turbulence had rocked the aircraft for nearly 40 seconds. >> without warning whatsoever, the plane just dropped. >> reporter: passenger mark stanley started recording video and snapping photos right after plates, glasses, even a beverage cart were thrown all over the cabin. >> hit your head. >> reporter: this plate broke into pieces after hitting one passenger in the head. >> everyone has shoes on, so much broken glass, there's plates and everything throughout there. >> reporter: after an hour and a half, the pilot i a numbers onned he needed to land. >> got on and said, look, this is -- we are not going to even try it, the plane is in no
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shape, doesn't have enough crew. just unwilling to go further. >> reporter: one passenger tweeting "landed in tokyo after massive, massive turbulence on aa 280, broken glass, et cetera, flying inside cabin. some were injured." gave on thely if the were taken to the hospital with non--life threatening injuries and as many as nine passengers were treated at the scene. at least one passenger is reported to have suffered a broken arm. others had bumps and bruises. this plane is believed to have flown through a very bad winter storm, really typhoon winds. 240-mile-an-hour winds. and people were just thrown about. all the cabin belongings thrown about. this was very serious. >> interesting that the plane wasn't diverted to avoid that weather. >> exactly. i think that will be a question that they are going to have to ask. >> tom, gaed to see you as always. >> nice to see you. >> send it back to the gang in new york. >> savannah, thanks, 240-mile-an-hour winds. >> should not be flying anywhere near that un-unh. natalie's a check of the headlines now, including news from the president signing the
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spending bill? >> that's right. the president signed that $1.1 trillion spending bill news night that keeps most of the government running for the next nine months but the department of homeland security will only receive its money through the end of february and that limit was demanded by republican leaders to appease critics of obama's immigration measures. the search is over this morning for a man accused of shooting and killing six people. investigators found bradley stone's body while searching near his home in pennsburg, pennsylvania. officials say stone died from apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. police say on monday, stone shot and killed his ex-wife, nicole, and five of her family members. ebb survivor, dr. rick sake rah, is returning to liberia, the west african country where he contract the virus. next month, he will resume working as a medical missionary. he plans to spend four weeks at a clinic outside monrovia where he contracted ebb outside of august. sake rah says he feels great and that doctors have said he is now
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effectively into ebb. just incredible. neighbors say it sounded like an explosion when part of a building came crashing down in portland, oregon. take a look at this surveillance camera captured all of this happening across the street from it. a massive portion of a parapet wall crumbled during a wind storm last week. firefighters say the building remains structurally sound. no one was hurt. and when two siblings are fighting, who better to step in and break it up than mom? well that is actually what happened to two political pundits, brad and dallas woodhouse, who were arguing during a guest appearance on c-span when they got a call in from north carolinaful take a listen. >> you're right i'm from down south. >> oh, god, it's mom. >> and i'm your mother and i disagree that all families are like ours. i don't know many families that are fighting at thanksgiving. >> is this really your mother? >> it is my mom. >> i'm hoping you will have some of this out of your system when
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you come here for christmas. >> oh, i love mom. well, dallas is a republican, brad a democrat. their mother, apparently, just tired of all the bickering. you know, we just need all moms to be calling washington saying get it done. >> we've got moms in congress to stand by their kids. >> that's all you need. >> yeah. >> both pundits still grounded. all right, natalie, thank you very much. mr. rocker what are you looking at? >> a dangerous situation going on right now in california. this is ventura county. remember last friday, we had all those evacuations going on 'cause of the mud slides in camarillo springs? mandatory evacuation orders going on. this morning, they have since lifted those because heavy rain has moved through the area. let's go to the radar, show what you we are looking at right now and again, heavy rain through southern california. it's going to continue over the next several hours and then push on through. but we have been really watching this very carefully today because, again, with the heavy rain, we could be looking at about a half an inch to an inch
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generally throughout los angeles into san diego. but right now, with the ground so saturated, it won't take much. heavy rain making its way up into northern new england. colder air banked up there look at this, boston right now, rain and fog, probably going to be some airport delays at loaning. also looking at heavy snow in northern new england as that cold air gets in there. some areas picking up near caribou a foot and a half of snow. we are going to earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. introducing the citi® double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice, once when you buy and again as you pay. it's cash back. then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win . the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have cleared out.
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we'll see sunshine today and a bit breezy, too. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. we'll top out in the 50s today, but it turns chillier tomorrow morning, into the low 30s to start with, just 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon. and brisk again on friday with sunny skies. it's saturday that will see clouds arrive. saturday night and into sunday, a wintry mix is possible. rain on monday, then warmer tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather, savannah >> al, thank you very much. it is 2014, as we know, not too early to talk about the 2016 race for the white house. it is heating up now. former florida governor, jeb bush, has taken a big step toward seeking the republican nomination, announcing on facebook he has decided to "actively explore the possibility of running" and he had more to say to our miami station, wtvj. take a listen. >> if i can get comfortable with being a candidate that gives people hope that we can fix some
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of these problems that we have so we can take advantage of our opportunities that's what i'm pursuing it is not an easy decision, because it is a life-changing one for a long while. >> turn to chuck todd, nbc's political director, moderator of "meet the press." we are in the "meet the press" studio now. >> yep. >> so, jeb has dipped his toe in the presidential waters. >> dipped his toe? >> maybe his whole foot? >> this is basically -- you don't announce you're exploring and then not run. most of the time, means your agencies moring, you're n >> new poll numbers this morning, you polled jeb bush, poll all the republican front-runner. 31% yes. >> the 57 you have to wonder about a little bit because some of it is conservative republicans that is the reasoning in his head why he went early, he's work to do to win over sceptical conservatives who silt there and say we went with one bush, he let us down, we went with a second bush, he let us down. why should we believe the third bush, even more conservative in
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his life, why should we believe he will be more conservative? >> taken the positions outside conservative activists? >> that's right, immigration, education, common core, those are the ones. he said he will be a bulwark about it. i'm not going to placate conservatives on those two issues, guess what? they could really burn him. >> as we roll through the numbers, mitt romney looks like as a 2016, apparently, he is really considering it? >> i tell you though, this is another impact of jeb bush's early decision, i think this takes all the air out of this quiet balloon that was inflating for mitt romney and a lot of big donors that said, you know what, maybe we should just rally around romney. but jeb getting in, i think this dries up the romney support. >> talk about the democrats. obviously, pretty clear hillary clinton is running, we will all wait for an official announcement. she polls very, very well, as you can see. >> poll -- >> general election. exactly. this reflect the country. >> reflects the country. what you would expect if she one or loss, boo i a point or two >> a poll number that might be trouble for hillary clinton
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candidacy that 71% want a direction for the country different than president obama. >> this is going to be her challenge, right? she has to walk that line of change and yet continuity with obama. by the way, the big jeb bush announcement helps hillary, it will scare democrats and rally them around hillary even more. >> all right. it begins. chuck todd, thank you so much. let's go back to matt in new york. >> all right, savannah, thanks very much. we got tamron in for carson in the orange room. how are people online reacting to the new threats from guardians of peace? >> guys, specifically at places who want to show "the interview." sony, as we mentioned, leaving up to the theaters, whether or not they will show the movie. we ask you the question, matt pose it had to you earlier, will the threat affect whether you see "the interview"? 71% say no. 29% say yes. so that is very interesting. women see in the end what the box office reveals about this movie in the midst of all the
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scandal. you can imagine with so much going on, people who were never considering going to see "the interview" might very well go see it with the buzz. >> all right, tamron, thank you very much. coming up, everybody -- yeah -- >> would it affect your decision, savannah? >> uh, i don't know. i'm just not really that interested in seeing this movie. can i say that? >> you just did. i'm waiting for it to come out on de mapped. straight on demand. >> exactly. good friday night. guys, coming up a startling admission from embattled actor steven collins this morning, his apology in the wake of those child molestation allegations. plus, they exposed the locksmith ripoffs a couple of years ago. this morning, our rosin reports team try it is again in the same neighborhood. have things gotten any better? we will show you. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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ask your doctor about invokana®. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. i'm going to take a day in the low 50s in mid-december. >> i've got that for you. how about some sunshine, too? >> i'll take it. >> nice dose of sunshine to start with at the jersey shore. things have cleared out at cape may. that's the view from the marquis de lafayette hotel. a little bit of a breeze is blowing. the wind will be picking up, and that will help clear the rest of the area of clouds that are moving through. 41 degrees. it's already warmer this morning. and the temperatures will be climbing. we'll see them move into the 50s this afternoon with lots of sunshine and winds to 20 miles an hour. >> thank you, bill. let's get a check on traffic with jillian mele. how's 76 looking? >> you know, it's a mess out there. if you're heading into or out of
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center city by way of 76, you might want to leave yourself a few knra extra minutes. we have one left westbound at belmont avenue on the shoulder. drive time's about 25 to 30 minutes both directions between the blue route and the vine. this is what it's looking like at route 1. this is the eastbound side crawling along. right over there, you'll notice the westbound side just as bad. vai? >> thank you, jill. in about 30 minutes, a target store in the bustleton section of the city will reopen after two burglars were arrested early this morning. police say the men broke into the store through a back door around 2:00 this morning and tripped an alarm. police quickly arrived and spent hours searching the store. the men were found hiding on the roof. police are checking to see if they're connected to six other target burglaries that happened over the past month. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. and of course, you can get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. back to the "today" show.
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we are back at 7:30 an a wednesday morning, the 17th of december, 2014. there is a pretty shot of the white house as we start the day here in the nation's capital. it is t-minus eight days until christmas. you better get cracking on the christmas shopping, guys. good morning, everyone. nice to see ya. >> you, too, savannah, working on that christmas shopping. gang back here in new york, nice crowd outside. let's take a look at what's making headlines on this wednesday morning. thursday's new york premiere of the new movie "the interview" has been canceled. the decision comes just hours after hackers allegedly behind that cyber attack on sony pictures issued threats against theaters planning to show that movie. the former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and five of
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her relatives has come toen a end. the body of 35-year-old brady stone was found tuesday near his home in pennsylvania. police say stone took his own life. there's some good news tied to falling gas prices. a branch of the energy department expects families to spend about $550 less on gas in 2015 compared to this year. prices have fallen for 11 straight weeks and the national average stands at about $2.51 per gallon. >> haven't seen it that low in forever, it seems. >> good. also coming up, in an emergency, can you trust your locksmith to get you back into your home at a fair price? jeff rosin revisits one of his most talked about undercover investigations to see if anything has changed. do you think they learned their lesson? probably not. >> we will find out. and then from the ebola crisis to the disappearance of a passenger jet and the passing of icons, we are gonna look back at some of the biggest news stories of the year and how we covered them right here on "today." >> that's coming up in our next half hour. let's start this half hour with
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actor steven collins addressing allegations that he molested young girls a people magazine exclusive interview, the former "seventh heaven" star admits to inappropriate behavior. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with that. >> reporter: steven comes calls it inexcusablinexcusable, five occasions with three different underable girls. in a 1,000-word statement to people magazine, the actor describes the incidents but also says he has never done and has never wanted to do anything like it since. >> i wish i could just call the whole thing off. >> reporter: steven collins used to be nope as the past and father on "seventh heaven about" but the details of his personal life have taken over his life and image. he writes to people magazine in 1973, he ex-positioned himself twice to a preteen girl and describes a third occasion with the girl in his housele. "i moved her hand in such a way that caused her to touch me inappropriately.
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it was a completely impulsive act and it's haunted me ever since to think of what i put her through." collins also admits to exposing himself to teenaged girls in both 1982 and 1994. >> that last incident in 1994 was when stephen says he hit rock bottom and realized he absolutely had to get help. >> once again -- >> reporter: the actor explains that he has been in therapy continuously for over 20 years and has not had an impulse to act out in such a way since. >> hi, dad. >> reporter: collins adds that nothing inappropriate ever happened on the set of "seventh heaven." >> i'm really sorry. >> reporter: revelations first came to light earlier this year in an audiotape released by tmz. >> with a 10-year-old, okay. >> no she was 11 and then, like, 12 and 13. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: collins says the tape was secretly recorded by his now-estranged wife, fay grant, during a marriage counseling session in 2012. the couple are now going through divorce proceedings.
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grant says she gave the audiotape to the police, but did not leak it to the press. >> i will put this in the past. >> reporter: so far there have been no criminal charges against collins and the victims themselves have not gone public. to the extent he has coverage both civilly and criminally, he can say whatever he wants now the statute of limitation is over. so, maybe in his wake he is going to tell the truth. >> reporter: the statement includes an apology. collins writes, "i deeply regret the mistakes i have made and any pain i have caused these three women. i admit to, apologize for and take responsibility for what i did." since these revelations surfaced in the fall, collins' career has come to a standstill. he lost multiple tv and movie roles. collin was says he has made amends with one of the victims but has not contacted the other two for fear of, in his word, opening old wounds. >> all right, stephanie gosk. stephanie, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from al.
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>> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with came >> as we get set for the big holiday travel week ahead this weekend, we have got some activity, watching the storm system come up out of the gulf and push across the mid-mississippi, ohio river valley and eventually make its way into the southeast. now, it looks like it stays south, but is there enough cold air to cause any problems, snow-wise? we are looking at some heavy thunderstorms from central texas into the lower mississippi river valley and then snowfall-wise, late friday night into saturday, basically one to three inches, parts of western virginia could see maybe three to six, but again, the good news is it's mostly going to stay down south. it's good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have cleared out. we'll see sunshine today and a bit breezy, too. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. we'll top out in the 50s today, but it turns chillier tomorrow morning, into the low 30s to start with.
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just 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon. and brisk again on friday with sunny skies. it's saturday that we'll see clouds arrive. saturday night and into sunday a wintry mix is possible. rain on monday, then warmer tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. coming up, the stories that impacted our world and yours and touched our hearts the most in 2014. it's an extraordinary compilation that will take much of our next half hour. and a special rosin report. >> i'm jeff rosin. we have all been there, right? it's rainy, it's windy outside, and you locked yourself outside of your house. you call the locksmith to come get you in. but do they overcharge you, getting drilled through your lock and chu even more? in 1919, my ancestor, marcel tolkowsky... ...invented the ideal cut diamond, unlocking the true beauty of the diamond. for over 90 years... ...we have continued to perfect this diamond.
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victory is yours. we are back now at 7:40 with a new rosin report. this morning, we will start a special series called "we're back." jeff and his team have been exposing ripoffs for years. this week, they are going back tosome of the most popular stings to see if contractors have learned their lesson. jeff, of course, "today's" national investigative correspondent. good morning to you. >> hey, matt, good morning to you it is the worst feeling in the world, isn't it? happened to a lot of us. you are locked to out of your house and you need a look smith to get you back in. so in 2011, several years ago, we pulled out our hidden cameras and invited them over. locksmith after locksmith chargeds hundreds of dollars for a pretty simple job. we exposed them right here on national television on "today." so, guess what we just did. went back to that same area to test locksmiths again. did they learn from our
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investigation? this morning, we're back. oh, boy. here we go again. why is this man drill nothing our front door? >> just drilled right through t charged hear a lot of money. >> yeah. >> reporter: why is this one destroying our lock then running away from our cameras? i guess he doesn't want to talk us to. we can't believe our eyes. after all, it was three years ago i first exposed that locksmith. renting this home in suburban new york, we hired this licensed locksmith to install simple locks on our door. he says any real locksmith would pick it easily. he showed us in just seconds. he says this job should cost about $100. >> there's no damage to the lock, a minimal charge to a cust mannered the proper way to perform that service on a lockout. >> i'm locked out of my house. >> reporter: then we had our producer call a locksmith, saying she is locked out. this guy didn't pick our lock,
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he ripped it off with pliers. then we had to buy a new lock, from him. in fact, back in 2011, our expert says one after another overcharged us, including this guy, who drilled our lock, then demanded hundreds of dollars in cash. even saying this -- >> need to go to the bank or something? >> reporter: hold on, go with him to the bank? that's when i jumped in. just trying to figure out why you're trying to charge a woman more than six times what expert says that job should cost? >> what do you want me to tell you? [ bleep ]. what's your name? >> jeff rosin. nbc news. >> nice. nice name. >> reporter: all right. so now, it's 2014 and we're back, trying to see if locksmiths learned their lesson. so, we are back in the same area, setting up the same scenario, except this time, our producer, our poor, poor producer, is locked out in the rain. >> thank you for coming.
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>> reporter: this first guy shows up and drills our lock right away, destroying it. happy to sell us a new one. price tag, $170. can i ask why you drilled right through that lock without trying to pick it first? >> emergency. >> reporter: this next locksmith pulls out the drill, too. another ruined lock. price tag, $210. you trying to rip someone off? >> i cannot pick that lock. >> reporter: remember, it can be picked. >> thank you for coming. >> reporter: but this guy doesn't even try and bess to drape our rainy day fund with a whopping price tag. he tries to shimmy the door open, but then quickly pulls out his drill. in seconds, we're in, but it will cost us, $415. >> the lady is outside in pouring rain. you think i'm gonna stand for half an hour trying picking the lock. >> you think it takes half hour to pick the lock? >> yes, to me.
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>> we will have our experts show us. >> okay. >> reporter: yes, we had a new expert on site and he spent only five and a half minutes picking it and gets us in, no problem. you don't think you overcharged? you still think you should have drilled through the lock after seeing how fast he can pick it? >> yes. >> reporter: you you have to say that, i guess. in our new batch, nearly every locksmith charged us $200 or more. what's the bottom line here? >> bottom line, consumers are being ripped off, it's trouble. >> still happening even after we exposed them years ago. still a nationwide problem, jeff. no one is doing anything about it but you. >> reporter: we are happy to. there's a security issue here, too, only one of the locksmiths in this new batch asked us for i.d. to make sure we even live at that house. specters say they should never open a single door without verifying the address of the house matches your i.d. the best advice, guys, do not wait until you need a locksmith in that emergency. find a reputable company and store it in your phone so you have it when you need it
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>> giving us that warm holiday feeling tomorrow? >> tomorrow on the "we're back" series, savannah, d.c., one of her favorite stories ever, you love this. oh. no dirty underwith a ir? >> dirty underwear. went to several retailers years ago and found when you return underwear, they will put it back on the store shelves and sell it as new. we are going back to some of the biggest chain. >> what time is that, jeff? i want to plan breakfast before then. >> this time tomorrow. are they still doing it? by the way, these are some of the biggest retailers. wait until you see what we found tomorrow on today. >> you have been forewarped. >> savannah, set your tivo. dvr. i know. all right, jeff, thanks. coming up, if you are still struggling with your holiday shopping, books are always a great idea. brooke shields and andy cope, two best-selling authors, are teaming up to bring you some great ideas. teaming up to bring you some great ideas. is a really big deal.u with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold?
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tamron's back in the orange room with something on tv that call the her eye. tamron? >> tied into the holidays. all it took was a mere five seconds for mindy kaling's show "the mindy project" to create a social media sensation, guys. take a look at this unw >> lucky you let you put up this wreath. >> reese witherspoon? this is the nicest thing in your apartment. >> okay. yes. that agencies actually what it looks like it is a wreath covered in pictures of reese witherspoon and with that, the hashtag, guys, wreath witherspoon was born and social media lit up with pictures of their own creation of the wreath witherspoon. and a few people went even further. here you have the areit ta franklin. get it? >> ah. >> okay. i'm going gonna try one more. keanu wreath. i'm struggling here.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. a little foggy this morning. is it still hazy out there? >> we've got lots of sunshine. still a few scattered clouds around, but the fog is not an issue this morning. the temperature's not bad. and with sunshine now, we're going to see them rise nicely. already 43 degrees in northeast philadelphia. even milder this morning in the pocono mountains, where it's 38. the numbers will be climbing into the low 50s. the wind will be picking up, too. winds will be gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. let's get a check on traffic and specifically the schuylkill with jillian mele. >> good morning, vai. at last check, we were following an accident on 76 westbound near belmont avenue. that's since cleared, but you'll notice the volume of traffic, heavy volume, drive times between 30 and 40 minutes roughly on 76 between the blue route and the vine, so keep that in mind.
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leave yourself extra time there. bensalem boulevard is closed near route 13 and byberry road because of an accident investigation. vai. >> thank you, jill. right now, a possible firebombing is under investigation in west philadelphia. crews were called to this home on west girard avenue around 2:30 this morning. fire investigators are calling this suspicious. neighbors tell nbc 10 they heard a loud explosion and then saw flames. no one inside was hurt. later this afternoon, the tractor-trailer driver charged in a deadly crash will appear in a courtroom for his preliminary hearing. police say steven bernier fell asleep at the wheel and was speeding when he washed into two cars on allentown pike. a veteran and a nurse were killed. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes and you can get the latest at nbc10.com. now back to the "today" show. have a great day. we'll see you in a half hour.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, oh what a year. >> i shook your happened. i will do it again. >> we look back at the biggest news stories of the past 12 months, from ebola to isis, the olympics to the clooneys. then still looking for gift ideas for the holidays? fear not. our friends, brooke shields and andy cohen, are here with some great boxes to add to your wish list. plus, "the voice" crowns its winner. >> craig wayne boyd! >> and team blake's craig wayne boyd hopped on a red eye to celebrate with us live today, wednesday, december 17th, 2014.
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♪"today," wednesday, december 17th, 2014. ♪ >> good morning, north carolina! >> savannah, georgia loves savannah guthrie. >> all i want for my birthday is a "today show" selfie. >> happy christmas from canada. >> hi, we're back now, 8 clack on a wednesday morning, the 17th day of december, 2014, a nice holiday crowd here in new york. missing savannah because she is down in washington, d.c. a nice holiday crowd here in new york. missing savannah because she is down in washington, d.day of de holiday crowd here in new york. missing savannah because she is down in washington, d.of decemb holiday crowd here in new york. missing savannah because she is down in washington, d.c.>> you
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the 11th of september, 2001. sony has canceled thursday's new york city premiere. the department of homeland security says at this time, there is no credible threat -- credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters. we are getting our first look inside that school in pakistan where tall ban gun massacred at least 142 people tuesday, most of them children. walls are scarred with bullet holes and floors show damage caused by explosives. officials say the gunmen methodically went from room to room, hunting down their young victims without mercy. at least 14 people were injured when an american airlines flight from south korea to dallas hit severe turbulence while flying through a storm tuesday. witnesses describe a scene of panic, as you three is, as plates, glasses and a beverage cart were thrown around the can. the flight with 255 people on board made an emergency landing in japan. for the first time in a long time, some good news for bill
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cosby this morning, just as another family member speaks out in his defense. nbc national correspondent, kate snow is here with more on this. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. strong words coming out. in a statement to quicks a is he is hollywood," bill cosby's daughter, evan, says he is the father you thought you knew. "the cosby show," she says, was her reality tv. evan wrote on facebook "rape is a serious allegation and it is supposed to be taken very seriously, but so is falsely accusing someone. one someone rapes person they go to prison, they thank should also happen to the person who has wrongfully accused an innocent victim," she wrote. some pr expert says it all maybe a little too little too late. his reputation already damaged with more than two dozen women now making allegations. but cosby has never been charged with a crime and the good news for him, on tuesday, the los angeles district attorney said doesably not be criminally charged in one case that dates back to 1974, natalie, because of the statute of limitations. >> kate snow with the latest on
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cosbygate. the coast guard is leasing video this morning of the castaway it rescued from a remote island in the bahamas on monday. larry sutterfield from illinois had planned to go camping in the florida keys but his rubber dipping guy got carried out by the tide. spent five days on the open seas before reaching the island. the search plane finally spotted his signal fire and tent. it is 8:05 now. get another check of the weather with mr. roker. al? >> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you kbigs night at the museum, secret of the tombs" in theaters friday. >> got a nice group of people here, brought plenty of toys for our toy drive, these nice folks here, thank you so much. we appreciate that let's show what you we have going on right now. we have wet weather in new york. we have rain making its way through southern california. we have got icy mix in the southwest as well, rain move into the pacific northwest. afternoon temperatures, it is awfully frosty through the northern plains.
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70s in southern text and florida. look for 50s and 60s through the southwest into california. we are also looking at heavy snow developing in northern new england, caribou could see up to good morning. i'm meter roulgs bill henley. clouds have cleared out. we'll see sunshine today. a bit breezy, too. it will top out in the 50s today but it turns chillier in the morning. in the low 40s. starting with 45 tomorrow afternoon. and then clouds we see clouds arrive. saturday night into sunday. wintry mix is possible. rain on monday. warmer on tuesday. have a great day. that is your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks very much. when we come back what will you remember most? we are going to taken an extensive look back at the most talked about news stories of the past year. >> incredible. talking to man who is riding high this morning the new champion of "the voice," craig
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[ applause ] it's time to take a look back, world cup fever to calls for justice nationwide it has been a year to research so, here's a look at the moments that shaped your world and ours in 2014. ♪ the pentagon now labeling isis an imminent threat that goes beyond anything they have seen. >> isis controls a huge part of syria and iraq. >> president obama acknowledging u.s. officials underestimated isis. the execution of an american journalist. this san extremely disturbing story. >> we are learning more about your son and his bravery. >> jim's courage was an answer to prayer. >> isis has murdered yet another american. >> we will degrade and ultimately destroy isil.
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>> the u.s. is now leading an international coalition against isis and likely will be for years. >> israel striking back at hamas, blaming that group for the death of three teenagers. >> the israeli response has been swift. >> israel is still under rocket attacks from hamas. >> the approximately people that are feeling the brunt of the ongoing violence. >> breaking news, missing jetliner. >> the flight 370 took a southerly course, likely flying to the southern indian ocean. >> there's been no sign of the plane or the 239 people on board. >> it's been a very emotional day. >> a mother breaks down, desperate for news. >> officials admit they are facing an unprecedented aviation mystery. >> the crowded ferry sinks off the coast of south korea. more than 300 people, many of them students, died. >> the plight of hundreds of school girls taken during a mass
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abduction in nigeria. >>? an act of pure evil. >> now, international outrage from tweets to the streets. >> bring back our girls. >> dramatic standoff unfolding in sydney, australia, where a gunman is holding hostages inside a cafe. >> 50-year-old suspect, hostages killed as that 16-hour standoff came to an end. haunting new images in from ukraine this morning illustrating the scope of the devastati devastating tragedy of malaysia airlines. talking about passengers falling from the sky >> deepening crisis, new trouble in ukraine. russian forces have invadeded and now have complete control of the country's crimea region. >> the centers for disease control is closely monitoring the largest ebola outbreak in history. >> this effort to contain ebola is turning into a wide scale international operation. >> it's here the major fear, the
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first person died from ebola in the u.s. >> a second health care worker has been diagnosed with ebola. >> a nurse, just back from west africa, the rules that landed her in isolation. >> i remain appalled by these home quarantine policies. >> are you worried about a stigma? >> i haven't been until now. >> i shook your hand. i will again. we are joined by six american survivors. great to have you all here and also remember those who cared for you so well. >> america does not stand still and neither will i. >> is this a president who has scaled down his ambition? >> riding a wave of voter anger across the country, the gop grants full control of congress for the first time in eight years. >> the new fight over immigration reform as the president announces he is using his executive power to make some major changes. >> those members of congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, pass a bill. >> he is not acting like one. >> firestorm brewing around new jersey governor, chris christie.
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eefrnlts mails suggesting a top aide orchestrated a massive traffic jam on the world's busiest brick. >> let down people. >> new questions this morning about the secret service and its ability to protect the president. the fence jumper made it all the way to the east room before being subdued. >> congress summons the secretary of veterans affairs to capitol hill amid stunning allegations of neglect and mistreatment of wounded vets. >> veterans died. get us the answers please. >> con strollers prisoner swap that secured the reese least of army sergeant, bowe bergdahl. >> has the administration now endangered the lives of all americans for the safety of one american? >> when people ask why are you in russia, i say, please, ask the state department. >> well, mr. secretary what about it? does he have a point? >> mr. snowden wants to come back to the united states today, we will have him on aly if the today. the fallout over this massive general motors recall is now growing. do you think anyone acted in a criminal way in dealing with these ignition switches? >> in this case, we failed our
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customers. >> another blast of the dangerous cold is heading back to the midwest and northeast. >> we have been talking about this phrase, the polar vortex. >> the polar vortex. >> the polar vortex. >> two words we could have gone the rest of this winter without. guess what, it ain't done by a long shot. >> a massive tornado countries 80-mile path of destruction through arkansas. >> and this is what's left of the kimberly church of god. incredible scene in washington state. >> the desperate search for survivors and up to 20 feet of mud. out west, people are still struggling with that historic drought. >> imagine knowing when your home was going to be destroyed and all could you do is watch it happen. >> ferguson in flames. angry protesters reacted to a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot michael brown, jr. [ bleep ] >> protesters taken to the streets cries the country. >> feel now that justice has been lost to you? >> we just are gonna keep
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fighting. >> i can't breathe. >> i can't breathe. >> the officer hopes would you accept his personal condolences. do you? >> not at all. the time to apologize would have been when my husband was screaming he couldn't breathe. >> the outrage over a suspension handed down by the nfl. >> new surveillance video in that elevator has surfaced. >> we have not seen any videotape of what occurred in the elevator. >> ray rice will not step onto an nfl field this season. >> what do you think it would take for another owner to say we will take a chance on ray rice? >> only thing i can hope for and wish for is a second chance. >> yet another troubling case involving an nfl star. adrian peterson, accused of using a switch on his young son. >> donald sterling was allegedly recorded making disparaging comments about african-americans. >> associating with black people. do you have to? >> some of the things he said are very offensive. they are horrible. >> aren't you angry?
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>> very angry. >> mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against bill cosby. >> now more than 20 women publicly accusing cosby. >> now the investigation into that deadly racing accident. >> nascar's tony stewart temporarily steps away from racial. emmy nominee tracy morgan critically injured in deadly chain reaction accident. >> how do you plead? >> not guilty, my lady. >> i want to see oscar face to face. >> oscar pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide. >> the jim said he can walk out of court today on bail. >> the world will be watching brazil today. go usa. >> are you aware how big soccer is in the united states right now? >> we have been blown away by the response. >> talking about ellen's super sized selfie. >> the most retweeted treat ever. >> gwyneth paltrow and chris martin what they call consciously uncoupling. the wedding of kim kardashian
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and kanye west. kimye. >> have you seen a different side of kanye after getting married? >> i have seen more of change in him as a dad. >> brad pitt and angelina jolie finally walked down the aisle over the weekend. >> venice was the place to be as hollywood's most eligible bachelor, george clooney, finally tied the knot. prince george arrives in new zealand to begin his first official tour as a roy. >> william and kate meeting court side with jay-z and beyonce. >> this couple gets willie wonka's golden ticket. [ trumpets ] >> let the games begin. the eyes of the world on sochi, russia. thousands of athletes around the world kick 25u69 2nd olympic winter games. >> sage kotsenburg the first to win in sochi. >> this could be it for anderson! gold medalist.
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>> be in the history books. >> we are still on that high from the hockey game. >> score! >> third time in u.s. winter olympic history americans have swept the podium! >> you want to see how your life is gonna change? how does that feel? >> that feels incredible. >> bode miller has now entered the record books as the oldest alpine skier to medal at the olympic games. >> like a built over the final jump. >> i wanted to come here and make myself proud. >> lilt up the ice! >> came in gold medal favorite. you are leaving as gold medal winner. yeah, definitely disappointed in my performance. >> russia put a ribbon on the olympic winter games.
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let me say good morning to pippa middleton. pip park nice to see you, say hi to the folks back in new york. >> hi, everyone. >> good morning. >> where's the famous dress? >> it's in my wardrobe at home. >> we use friend as a verb, i don't know whether to thank you as that or yell at you. >> think it's good. i got nervous because i had to do this interview with you, tried to prepare myself. >> what kind of wed doug think it will be? >> definitely extravagant. i don't do things small. >> ready? >> yes. here we go. >> i got to go shave immediately. >> i think it looks great. it suits you. >> don't make me go all "meet the press" on you. it's a shame tough go through something that takes life away
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>> i'm gonna write a show for us. >> do you think i took this job to spite you? >> on the day thousands of delegates the democratic convention poured into miami beach. >> we have to hold the sword in one hand in order to defend ourself. >> comedy is timing. ♪ here's to the ladies who lunch ♪ >> you know how to whistle don't ya, steve? you just put your lips together and blow.
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>> and say simply, very simply, with hope, good morning. >> always marvel at what's gone on in a 12-month period. >> what a year, right? >> really is extraordinary. by the way, a quick thank you to producers, yalor if thebush, kate buckly, mike sidowski, our graphic artist, paulie barocas. >> great job. >> savannah, hard to imagine all the things we've seen. >> it's incredible to think about what a consequential year in the news and a look back like that, think just not only the team that put that piece together but everybody who works on this show we all feel like it's a real privilege to cover these stories and a huge team
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that does it. so really interesting to look back. >> savannah, we are going to talk to you in a second. coming up, "the voice" >> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. warmer temperatures ahead this morning. let's get the details from meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> tracy, it's looking pretty nice outside. sunshine in the city. look at the pocono mountains. the clouds and lake wallenpaupack. some sunshine breaking through. still a chance of a light rain shower in the mountains,÷oz especially far in the north. temperatures in the low 30s to start with. 40s in the mountains. and noon time, 50 degrees, 52 degrees with the wind blowing. and sunshine this afternoon. >> if you're getting ready to head out the door, let's check the roads with katy zachry. katy. >> hi, tracy. for drivers along 95, there are
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still pockets of volume at this hour. 95 southbound, you have a hike between woodley and the vine. 15 minutes in the opposite direction we're following an accident at bensalem. it's closed at bensalem boulevard at route 14. and finally, secondary area bridges all clear. >> thanks. a target store in philadelphia has reopened for the day after an overnight burglary attempt. police say two guys broke into thewh
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we are back now 8:30 a wednesday morning, the 17th of december, 2014. you know who that is right there? that's our holiday elf, but's also charli xcx, one of the hottest pop stars in the world right now. the whipper of the award from billboard magazine. she is going to be performing for us inside in just a little while. a brand new album out. >> very nice. >> cool. also ahead, it was a dream come true for craig wayne boyd as the country rocker won "the
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voice" last night. well, guess what this morning, he is going to be here to greet his fans. work out there on the plaza. talk to craig and what's next for him. also trimming the tree, how about trimming the holidays? got the moves and joy can show you how to reduce the calories in your favorite seasonal drinks. plus two of our favorites here, brooke shields and andy cohen, both best-selling authors, boy the way, they have great book suggestions for your last-minute holiday shopping needs. >> love getting a good back for christmas. >> i wonder if they are suggesting their own books. first, al, how about a check of the weather. >> let's start it off for, starting with today. we are looking at wet, snowy weather up into parts of northern new england, an icy mix through the southwest. rain along the west coast. also, some heavier showers, western -- parts of western texas. that will continue tomorrow into the east, the lower mississippi river valleys, around the
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eastern great lakes, more wet weather, pacific northwest, look ac the a lot of rain through southern texas good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have cleared out. we'll see sunshine today. and a bit breeze, too. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. it will top out in the 50s today but it turns chillier in the morning. into the low 30s to start with. just 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon. and brink again on friday with sunny skies. and saturday, we'll see clouds) arrive. saturday night into sunday. wintry mix is possible. rain on monday. warmer on tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. no, look this way. look this watch no back to matt. thank you very much. this morning on "the voice" today, we have a winner and carson shows us how last night's drama unfolded. >> the winner of "the voice"
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is -- craig wayne boyd. the country singer defied the odds as the only member on team blake, craig wayne boyd beat out three of team adam's contestants to went title. >> here you go, buddy. boyd wasn't the night's only winner winner. ♪ blake shelton had a big smile on his face, too. he continues his reign as the winningest coach on the voice. with four wins, he snatched victory from adam levine, who was the odds-on favorite. >> the you will mat egg amount face, he has managed to mess this thing up. it will go down with, you know, missed field goals in the super bowl for the win. it will be three points at the buzzer that bounced off the rim and didn't go in. but it's happening to him on live network television. and it makes me so happy.
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>> reporter: last night's fin nal lives packed with incredible superstar performances by megan trainor. ♪ jennifer hudson. ♪ and bruno mars, who brought them uptown funk. ♪ but the night belonged to craig wayne boyd, who after struggling for more than ten years trying to make it in the music industry has finally earned his place in the spotlight. >> it truly feels like validation that all the hard work that i have put in up to this point has been worth it. ♪ >> reporter: for "today," carson daily, nbc news, los angeles. >> craig wayne boyd is here on the plaza. congratulations. [ cheers and applause ] less than 12 hours ago, you were on that stage being named "the voice," now here in new york, how does it feel?
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>> it feels wonderful. feels wonderful. i -- sleep is -- i can do that when i'm dead, i guess. >> any sleep on the plane on the way over? >> a couple hours. that's all right. >> talk about the odds here, of the four finalist, only one was team blake. >> a 25% chance. >> you just shut it down. and then blake continues his winning ways. >> well, every week that i went out there i -- my goal was not to be in a competition. that was just the only competition was with myself. to go out there and do my best and if did that, i felt like america would put me through. >> great embrace with blake afterwards. what did he say to you what kind of advice did he give you from now on? >> just continue to be myself and hold on tight. >> yeah. >> he said it was going to be a crazy ride. >> it wasn't a straight line. you were originally on team blake, then got stole bine gwen. then you went back to team blake. do you think that helped you, in terms of the different kind of input you got? >> absolutely. gwen really brought a sense of style to me. she wanted, as she said, change my look, make me a little -- a
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little makeover, right? >> it was fun. i don't mind those kind of things. and to me, that was the coolest part of it, because it really opened my mind up to -- i was more than just in country music, that it could be global. >> guess what you are sticking around. because tomorrow, you are going to perform here for us. >> yes, that's right. >> no rest for the yearry. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> all right. we are going to see you tomorrow morning. >> all right. coming up, not one but two dynamic duos, jenna and joy, cutting fat from the favorite holiday treats. and brooke shields and andy cohen on the best books of the year. but first, on a wednesday morning this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:38. a special series, 60 seconds to
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surviving the holiday creep. jenna wolfe is standing by with her tips. we will get to you in 60 serngsd literally, jenna. begin with joy bauer, "today" contributor and registered dietitian. good morning. >> good morning. >> you are slimming down festive beverages shall right? >> festive beverages so delicious and special, as you know, natalie, they can be super fat thing. i'm going to whip up in 60 seconds flat, we hope, a skinny eggnog and a lightened up person mint hot cocoa. i also have a few bonus cocktails and follow along and jot don't recipes, it will be on the website. >> 60 soengtsd clock. go, joy. >> first, for my skinny eggnog, five cups of low fat milk of your choice, then i'm gonna put in a non-fat vanilla pudding packet, rum extract, ground nutmeg, whirl it up, put it into a picture, in the fridge for about 20 minutes, gonna firm up. normal eggnog is gonna be up to
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450 calories. my skinny version, oh, yeah 175. >> tastes good. >> peppermint hot cocoa. so i have steamed low-fat milk in here. i'm going to add a combination of peppermint and vanilla extracts a pinch of kosher salt, a dash of some sugar and then half a cup of semisweet dark chocolate chips, warm it up, blend it whisk it, air rated whipped cream, dark shavings. regularly, north of 300 calories, 175 cal riches >> all right. less than 20. >> a pomegranate spritzer, champagne with pomegranate juice, only 80 calories. my holiday sangria, i cut the calories by dieing through the with flavored seltzer, 160. "on the money." thank you very much. now up to jenna, workouts that anyone can do anywhere. let's put 60 seconds on the clock. take it away, jenna. >> hey, nat lake, great way to beat the holiday if you're getting board of your exercise. start with pushups, don't like doing pushup, pushups respect fun, here is an alternative.
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i want you to stand near a wall, a steady wall, four feet awake hands together and come close to the wall and push yourself off. right? just enough to engage your chest. you're going to do five pushups there come out a couple inches, do five, five, five, five, five, five times and then you're going to work yourself back in five times. you'll really work the chest for a total of 50 pushups. next up, we are going down to the there are over here, going to start by doing ten slow mountain climbers much hands are together. engage the triceps. this is one, this is two engage the core. everything is working. then lay down on the mat right here and do supine foot touches, work the owe bleak. one, two, three. gonna do ten of those. gonna hop up, gonna give me ten jumping jacks, then do nine, eight, seven, combine this with the pushups, do the whole thing twice, it's a fantastic way to good burn this holiday accept a. natalie? >> ding. on the clock, jenna, as always. if you want even more advice, be sure to head to our website,
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today.com. good job, joy and jenna. cheers. coming up next, we will have some fun with brooke shields and andy cohen. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still hunting for last minute holiday gifts? books can make a perfect presents. we have two familiar face and best-selling authors here to share their recommendation. brooke shields' new book called "there was a little girl, the real story of my mother and me" and andy cone, host of brave reese is "watch what happens lives" is the author of "the andy cone diaries." good morning. >> good morning. >> happy holidays. >> hey, matt. >> both had time to find a book in the last year. you find a lot of time to read for pleasure? >> i didn't this year writing the book, but took me nine months to write the book. i always loved reading. >> me, too. >> even if do you 2030 minutes before you go to bed at night, something calming.
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. christmas statement perfect time to read. >> true. >> you have got selections, right? divided this into categories. >> oh. >> let's start with books for your parents. brooke, you have got a couple of selections. got this >> first? >> so, "rules of civility" by amore tolls. >> fiction? >> fiction. it is by -- amore tolls, who is actually a father at the school that we go to and it is set in the '30s there. it is such a romantic, beautiful, fun tale of a period of time i wish i was living n >> i loved it i lead it book, too. >> a classic this is so good, if you haven't read it, read it. if you have, read it again. >> yeah. all right. you have another one? also for parents? >> parents, the tucci table. you see him sort of -- a wonderful cook and obviously wonderful actor. he and his wife take you through recipes and actually accessible and easy, not intim dating. >> i love stanly tucci, one of my idols. >> johnny carson's lawyer maybe
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going to hell for writing this book, he told every secret about johnny carson it is a delicious read. >> all right. let's move on. these are books for your spouse or significant other. brooke, what did you pick? >> matthew thomas, "we are not ourselves." >> why that one? >> i was looking for an epic feeling of a book but i didn't want to go too far in the past. didn't want it to be gothic. it's a really compelling, heartwarming story poll this family. ex-everybody priv if is how we are attached to our history and love and also our expectation. but it's a good, quick read. >> you're so specific, brooke shields. >> we asked you to be. >> i know. >> stephen king. >> is there a bad steven king book? . no this one is a complete page turn. love it i would give it to my significant other so i could borrow it. yes. so stephen king, by the way. books for kids? you both picked the same one. >> the same one.
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"dj's book," the book with no pictures. >> compels you as a rearder to engage. i wrote children's books and i love the artist. that is a whole other thing, artists themselves but this without this really makes you compelled to be involved. >> kids will love this book, it may bug parents to read it, but it is -- right, but it is a great book. >> imagination. >> such a great idea. yes, ma'am >> even my 11-year-old enjoyed it >> let's go to boxes for friends, okay? you guys have chosen your own books here. >> andy cone diaries." >> about my mother. >> let's start with you. you wrote this book this year, you came out, very personal, very personal. >> very personal. >> were your friends surprised by some of the stories you included in here? >> they were. they thought they heard all of them. i went back and reread all my diaries and reread things and
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stories that were -- i thought i knew everything about you. spoiler alert, you know, she dies at the end. >> leave them laughing, right? >> it is very funny. >> why you are book, by the way, so nice of to you give it away free for the holidays. my pleasure. i kept a top-secret diary for a year and then i published it. good idea, maybe. any fallout? >> everything is pretty cool so far. but it's really fun and you will laugh your head off. >> no guests have canceled your show? >> everything is good. although you haven't come on -- >> i was on there not that long ago. >> my new book. >> trading. >> two tell alls. >> brooke and andy, happy holidays. >> happy holidays. >> thanks for sharing. more on these books and their extended list of holiday picks. check out today.com and brooke's going to be here again in our next half hour. up next, a live performance, come on downstairs, this is cool, got charli xcx in our studio. but first, to.a wednesday morning, this is "today" on nbc. (vo) nourished.
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rescued. protected. given new hope. during the subaru "share the love" event, subaru owners feel it, too. because when you take home a new subaru, we donate 250 dollars to helping those in need. we'll have given 50 million dollars over seven years. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. back now at 8:50, with the first ever winner of the billboard's women in music hitmaker awards, charli xcx. >> a pretty good year, two grammy nominations for her
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collaboration on "fantasy" and number wit hit with "boom clap" and the now out with a new album called "sucker." . good morning, nice to sigh. >> nice to sue, too. >> when i went through the list of things you have done this year, was it all part of your five-year plan? >> no i've never really had a five-year plan, i think it was always just see what happens. the way like to do it i never know what's going to happen next, you know? >> this album, "sucker" a very personal one for you. how is it different? >> it's kind of more raw, more wild than anything i've ever done before, very guitar led, has a punk feel to it i suppose. i can't wait for people to hear it. >> i was at the billboard luncheon with you the other day and a lot of the young artists got up and talked about having someone in their career who really believed in them that they could count on. did you have somebody like that? >> um, yeah, i've worked with a lot of the same people since i was really young, you know? my manager and my record label
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actually and there's two people in particular, my manager and my record -- someone at my record label who's always championed me even when everyone else didn't care, definitely those two, you know? >> i know you're going to be singing "break the rules", is there a story behind it? my kids think you wrote it for them? >> well that song actually came about in l.a. i was working in west lake studios, which is where quincy jones recorded a lot of the michael jackson records. wrote it in the parking lot while i was outside on my phone and didn't think anything of it and kind of came together. >> zhoud that more often. ladies and gentlemen, charli xcx. >> take it away. ♪ electric lights blow my mind but i feel all right ♪
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♪ and never stop, it's how we ride, comin' up until we die ♪ ♪ you catch my eye, girl, you wanna fly ♪ ♪ i'm so alive ♪ never stop, it's how we ride, comin' up until we die ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ boys and girls across the world, putting on our dancing shoes ♪ ♪ going to the discotheque, getting high and getting wrecked ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ boys and girls across the world, putting on our dancing shoes ♪ ♪ going to the discotheque, getting high and getting wrecked ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ i'm such a star, queen
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boulevard, blaze through the dark ♪ ♪ and never stop, it's how we ride, come.up until we die ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ boys and girls across the world, putting on our dancing shoes ♪ ♪ going to the discotheque, getting high and getting wrecked ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ get my guitar, sunglasses on,
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so light it up ♪ ♪ and never stop, it's how we ride, comin' up until we die ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ boys and girls cries the world, putting on our dancing shoes ♪ ♪ going to the discotheque, getting high and getting wrecked ♪ ♪ i don't wanna go to school, i just wanna break the rules ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah ♪
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[ applause ] >> yeah, awesome. >> charli xcx. >> so great. >> thank you. good luck with the new album. the's called "sucker" and we are back on a wednesday morning. that's right. more after this, after your local news. >> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. gooddç>,ñmorning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your "first alert" forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill. >> tracy, it's looking good outside. lots of sunshine. just a few thin clouds and no sign of a fog that was around for so long yesterday morning. this is a live view from the mellon bank building at center city. sunshine will stay with us through the day. the wind will be picking up.
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so temperatures that are warming quickly will'a tap out in the l 50s. all right it's 48 in northeast philadelphia. wilmington, it's 43, 45 in philadelphia. general breeze blowing. that wind picks up and that will limit our temperatures to 50s this afternoon. >> let's get to traffic with katy zachry. katy. >> hi, tracy, we just got word of a hazmat situation in west fallowfield township, closing off route 10 and routes 41 and 922. we're also seeing residual delay on lower mako township. new hope and taylor roads there's an accident that has since cleared. happening today, authorities expect thomasene fein of pleading guilty she was
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convicted of a charge and was sentenced two years ago for her part in a ticket fixing scandal. and two also face charges in that same corruption. they turned themselves in on bribery-related charges. philadelphia d.a. said the democrats admitted to take illegal cash payments. we'll have an update in 25 minutes. you can get realtime updates on news and weather on nbc10.com. back to the "today" show.
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we have breaking news at this hour. a former the past five years in a cuban prison has just been released. 65-year-old alan gross was arrested on espionage charges back in december 2009. eventually was sentenced to 15 years. but this morning, nbc news has confirmed he's on his way back to the united states. let's turn to andrea mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent. you have been following this for years. what can you tell us about the release? >> he's at andrews air force
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base. he's expected to land in a few hours. alan gross is a contractor arrested for bringing equipment into cuba. he was convicted and jailed. he's from suburban, maryland. he'll be returning home. he may make a statement after he lands here in washington after they've checked him out. there were americans -- particularly, u.s. senators, pat leahy, senator udall, bipartisans, very actively involved. in getting him out of prison. and the key to this is also that he faced three cubans who were convicted and been in jail for 15 years in federal prisons here in the united states. they were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. the cubans had a fair trial and there may have been a prisoner swap. it is a foreign policy issue.
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we expect that as soon as later today, the president may(2 be going -- addressing this publicly. and saying that they are instituting a terror designation against cuba. and we heard john kerry with the fight against ebola in africa. and other things they have done. this is a huge obstacle to loosening the economic n2o cf1 o sanctions. the embargo itself would be up to congress. but a lot that president obama can announce. and i'm told to change cuban-american policy, the key to this breakthrough is alan gross coming home. >> essentially a sign of relations between the broader policy between cuba and the united states. very quickly, his health. he's lost a lot of weight and staged hunger strikes in prison. >> right. we're told he's all right. they're not putting him directly in the hospital.
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he was there five years. >> andrea, i know you'll have much more as we continue to follow this. we've got more on nbcnews.com. and msnbc. most of you will return to most of the "today" show. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a nbc news special report. >> that's the question, we have our work phones, i see a personal phone and a work phone. >> what do you do? >> with a guy carrying two phones around, where are you putting it? >> in your pocket. >> no. >> that's the only thing --
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>> from there to your home, the phone. >> i don't want all of mine in one location. home >> but you get it through that phone? >> you get it there through. >> i don't. >> you don't check it? >> mostly home -- like shopping stuff. >> joe is trying to hire a hacker. >> right now, joe like -- >> hire a hacker. >> look in the closet. >> no. >> what's this bill for a storage closet? >> another situation we have been following, of course, bill does bill, the scandal surrounding his life and his career. yesterday, camille cosby his wife of like 60, 50 years spoke out and now one of his daughter evan, took to facebook, defending her father in part, saying "vain a serious
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allegation and it is supposed to be taken very seriously, bowl is falsely accusing someone. when someone rapes person, they go to prison. that should also happen to the person that was wrongfully accused --s that what wrongfully accused an innocent victim" and remarked specifically on beverly johnson's allegation. you remember the whole damn day but you were drugged? just saying. another more serious, because we expect someone's family to stick with them, big developments as far as criminal case. l.a. county district attorney says it will not file criminal charges against bill does any a 1974 accusation because the statute of limitation has passed. >> that is the problem with all the cases, people say why do you bring charges? happened 40 years ago, 30 years ago on the case? >> most recent case happened six years ago. that one is still sort of -- has come forward. remains to be seen. >> did he settle a civil case with one woman, undisclosed. >> by the way, imagine if this did go to a criminal court,
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proving that someone was drugged? you have no blood samples. you have no evidence. so even if charges were filed, what a -- i mean, a challenge for the justice system to -- the prosecutor in this case with nothing, no rape kit, no blood test, nothing. doesn't mean it's not true but just means it's very hard to prove. >> how our justice system is designed. it's interesting there. those are the development there is in that case. >> this happens, hear about this every time this year, john hopkins university mistakenly sending out literally hundreds of acceptance letters, 294 students who were rejected got acceptance letters on sunday. now, two days before, they had gotten gearals or had been denied early as mission. >> an e-mail blitz, right? >> yeah. so school official apologized, said this was humor error, somebody who works for a contractor, electronic
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communications, pulled the wrong e-mail list of addresses and those -- they should let them in. >> i think so >> 294. you can fit them in. >> yeah. >> fit them in. come on. urge got go to the weed out classes. remember they used to call the -- i went to temple and freshed, larger universities, when there are like 200 kids in one class, had he stayed is the weed out because the first week, x-amount will drop off, the second week, after the next test. so many. so, they are weeding out the people who really don't want to be there or who aren't dedicated. >> i never heard of that although that makes sense, aid professor say, you're still here? >> didn't weed you out? >> didn't expect me. >> basically those classes, are you really there to commit to the four-year challenge of university? >> yeah. >> four years? now six years. not my choice. my dad is like you got four. not even answering your calls. four years and one day. >> that's -- no malice there but just such a heartbreaker for those kids. >> i know.
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>> happiness every year. >> still think they should let them in. >> i think so, too. >> e-mail thing? come on. >> odds are, these kids obviously go there and -- >> some were deferred. >> come on. just let them n >> please. >> sticking to it, they are saying, nope, sorry. all right. well this is probably the greatest story, if you want to see how washington can actually maybe solve their differences, how people can come together over the table, over the dinner table, well, take a look. some brothers and political bun dirt, dallas woodhouse and brad woodhouse, arguing on c-span, on opposite ends of the aisles, someone a democrat, one is a republican, when an unexpected viewer called into c span trying to break up the argument. take a listen. >> go to joy in raleigh, north carolina. >> hey, somebody from down south. >> you're right i'm from down south. oh, god, it's mom. >> and i'm your mother. and i disagree that our families
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like ours. i don't know many families that are fighting at thanksgiving. >> is this really your mother? >> it's my mom. >> yeah. >> i was very glad that this thanksgiving was a year you two were supposed to go to your in-laws and i'm hoping you will have some of this out of your system when you come here for christmas. >> better resolve it before they go home to mom and to the in-laws, you know they are never gonna heart end of t >> i think that if every legislators a mom -- just standing by them and watching what they do and what they say, maybe congress might be a little different. >> a little more respectful. yes, ma'am. >> nba fight -- was it world -- what is his name, world meta peace? metta world peace. there was a fight i remember at a basketball game and a mom ran out there, jr, jr wright, i'm sorry, i'm all over the place. jr ryder had a brawl during a
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basketball game and his mother came down and confronted him during the game. >> there you go. >> you become a child all over again. >> can you imagine? especially a mom like that? that southern accent. you know, she is like i did not come to -- >> yes, ma'am. and end of story. . he knew right away. >> grown man. >> we have all been there. all been there. >> oh, yeah. >> what's happening outside today? >> here in the northeast, nothing all that bad, but we have a lot of heavy rain again, back through southern california. in fact, this morning, we had a mandatory evacuations in camarillo springs where we had those mudslides last friday, the good news is they have moved on. you look at those heavy showers and thunderstorms now moving through san diego, central and southern california. gotten a lot of rain, about an inch to a quarter of an inch today, but that's going to be a problem, in fact, if there's any more mudslides. here in the northeast, heavier showers and thunderstorms moving up into maine, hitting that colder air and so looking right now, a lot of fog in boston,
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some airline delays currently, as you might imagine with the fog, but the good news is if you're thinking of maybe doing some skiing or want some snow, head to car ba, maine, good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have cleared out. x and a bit breezy, too. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. it will top out in the 50s today but it turns chillier in the morning. into the low 30s to start with. just 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon. and brisk again on friday with sunny skies. it's saturday that we'll see clouds arrive. saturday night into sunday. wintry mix is possible. rain on monday. warmer on tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. she is a real doll. >> aww. there it is. brooke shields. yesterday, we told you the story behind this photograph of brooke.
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>> i love this book so much. the candor and really just breaking through the relationship you have with your mom a beautiful story. as you point out, very complicated though. >> whose relationship with their mother is not layered? you say complicated can often be negative but there was as much beautiful, resonant, amazing parts of my -- you met my mom. and she was a larger-than-life character, but she was my mom. you know, at the end of the day, she was my mom. and so, we had a lot of fun and there was a lot of -- the alcohol was probably the biggs part of it, but you know, she was a -- my mom was a broad. >> tell people about your mom before she was your mom. >> well, she was all about the legs. she had these gams. she worked at a brewery. kl glug, glug cap.
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she wantsed to get out of newark. that was the picture that sold the book, actually. i told stories about my mom, that is her being her sort of terry terrific self. and she got out of newark, came to new york and learned all the rules of high society. and even though she didn't fit in and always sort of felt that she would -- could not live up to it because she only graduated from high school, she learned the rules and she was embraced by high society and the political circles and she sort of -- she was gorgeous. and vibrant. and sexy. and blonde and bombshell. >> explain though sort of the ups and downs of your relationship them there were a lot of downs. >> there were a lot of downs and they were -- the majority were precipitated by alcohol. she was a fierce drinker. she was an alcoholic. i stage and intervention when i
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was just 13 years old. and i had to be very careful because i said i'm gonna live with my father unless you stop drinking but i had to be careful that my dad didn't think that was an insult. it was -- and it never really worked. she never really worked a program. she went into rehab three times. it's -- it's iron knick what -- the book also very funny. i mean, there's a lot of just ironic things that happened and self-depp prick cation, obviously, but the movie industry sort of inc., cube baited me in a way that i was safer on movie sets than i was just living alone with my mom because she would drive and drink. she would get drunk. she would do these things. yet on movie sets, we had -- everybody was looking out for me. everybody was, you know, embrace terry and they wanted me to be happy, so it was this ironic thing, like hollywood didn't undo me. you know, being famous at a young age didn't really undo me. being lo-- loving an alcohol is
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it. >> despite all these difficulties she had, i mean, literally to her last breath, you were in love with each other. >> it was -- we were so enmeshed and that was positive at times and negative at other times. you know, she protected me so fiercely from people so that the statistics that you would, you know, expect from someone my able in hollywood, you know, listen, i was 11 months old when i started bus a cab driver said, hey that baby's cute, she should model. we all of a sudden made money. so my mom didn't take any alimony or anything from my father. i mean, she divorced him without even telling him. she was rash. she was -- she was -- you know, she was the kind to -- she would be seen -- >> she helped you be the person you are today. >> yes. >> god bless her. all right. >> so full of amazing stories and really so many people i think can learn something from it a story, courage and survival
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access in cuba. some frightening moments for passengers aboard an american airlines flight from south korea to dal latches the plane hit severe turbulence while flying through a storm on tuesday. witnesses described a scene of panic as plates and glasses were thrown around the cabin. at least 14 people were injured. the flight made an emergency landing in japan. some health news this morning, a new government report finds 40% of adults consume nuts on a given day but only one in ten eat the recommended serving of one and a half ounces a day. nuts have been associated with lower obesity, heart disease and diabetes rates. the amc theater chain is trying to new tactic to reverse the decline in movie attendance it is teaming one movie pass for a pilot program that lets you see a film a day for a flat monthly fee. amc theaters in boston and denver will start rolling it out, offering monthly subscription packages starting at $45 and $35. and the air can get a little stale when you're cooped up in an airplane, but this first-time
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csx train. no word of the nature of the injuries. a team is on way there. turning our way to the forecast now, meteorologist bill henley has that. and bill, sunshine outside? >> yeah, sunshine and a few clouds blowing through the area, though, keep on going. we'll end up with a mostly sunny day today. a pretty mild one, too, for december. we're at 44 degrees already. 9:27 in the morning. winds are at 5 miles an hour. and the winds are increasing. can't shovel wind so not a bad day. northeast philadelphia in the 50s this afternoon with bright sunny skies and the winds will be gusting at times at 25 miles an hour. a target store in philadelphia is open after two burglars were caught there early this morning. police say the men cut a hole in the back of the store and tripped an alarm. police arrived and spent hours searching the store.
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police are looking to see if the men are connected to six other burglaries in the past month. minutes. have a great morning.
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welcome back to "today" it is wednesday morning, december 17, 2014. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. tam rochbl >> yes, tamron. apparently though, i am the medium for the love between willie and mindy kaling. >> windy calling. >> i'm like whoopi goldberg in "ghost." >> okay, who's dead? >> no one. not exact, al. >> pottery wheels. >> who is making a pot? >> mindy kaling's love -- >> you getting dread locks? >> all things willie geist continues. here is the backstory. so on mindy's show, she revealed what is affectionately called the wreath witherspoon. it is a wreath, it is amazing,
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made of pictures of reese witherspoon. >> and that blew up online. >> blow up online, everyone did my personal favorite, the aretha franklin. keanu wreath. savannah -- savannah -- >> savannah. savanny guthrie. overnight, late word, breaking news, big development, mindy stayed up all night long to dedicate a breathe to her one true love. >> come on. stop it too much now. >> willie -- willie wreath -- your name is -- >> it does. >> guise wreath. how much she loves him, his name doesn't fit in the wreath part. >> go it with it tamron. i'm a huge mindy kaling fan. i have made no secret of that over the years much she is smart. she is cool. she is beautiful. she is fun. i like me some mindy kaling as well. >> would you hang that wreath in your home? >> i don't think my wife would go for that as much. >> your wife. >> but the one from mindy --
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>> so in honor -- >> i'm honored, mindy. >> we are asking you, would you hang a willie wreath in your home? >> oh, my gosh. >> a wreath of willy? i don't know if i would do that. >> why? >> would you, tamron? >> put a wreath of you -- up next to the shrine i already have. good answer. good answer. >> a whole bunch of different willis, like willie mays? willie wonka? a whole bunch of willie cities in want to put a wreath of willis on your door. it could be a whole new thing. maybe you do it for festive. have you you never know. look for wet weather along the west coast. high surf advisories, southern california. an icy mix in the mid-mississippi river valley, more rain you there texas. sunshine here in the east, although rain and snow as you get into new england. tomorrow, snow along the great lakes, northern new england, an icy mix stretching from nebraska all the way into parts of kentucky. a lot of wet weather down you there texas on into the southwest and more rain moving into the
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good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. clouds have cleared out. we'll see sunshine today. and a bit breeze, too. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. it will top out in the 50s today but it turns chillier in the morning. into the low 30s to start with. just 45 degrees tomorrow afternoon.7icw and brisk again on friday with sunny skies. it's saturday we'll see clourh@c arrive. saturday night into sunday. wintry mix is possible. rain on monday. warmer on tuesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. she is quickly becoming one of hollywood's it girls, talking about brie larson, you may know best from showtime's "united states of tara" or her turn as molly, jonah hill's love interest in the film "21 jump street." >> so good. now she co-stars along mark wahlberg in "the gambler." wahlberg place college professor with a gambling addiction.
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one of his students played by brie suggests having a an affair it feels like a pretty safe bet. take a look. >> hey. >> hey. >> if i have to pull you into an inappropriate relationship to get you out of your job, i'm ready to go. >> it's on. >> we like that clip. >> so this is a great role for you, female empowerment role which i know you love to play. you plate student, he is the professor/gambler but you seem to have all the answers when it comes to to the relationship, right? >> yeah, kind of got a nice play on the sort of teacher/student role. just because we watch mark play this literary professor who he
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knows so many words so incredibly well spoken, you watch him do these, like, 15-page monologues, tend of the day he is learning from her, from the stillness, from -- she uses very few words in the movie but those words are meaningful. mark paid you a really nice compliment. he did an interview, he said after the your audition, there was nobody else possible. it was you and nobody else. >> that's very nice. >> did you it feel that way during the audition? >> i felt that way for him we should get him for this movie. >> i see. you are confident. >> i really think's got something. >> breaking news, you chose him for this movie, not the other way around. >>ly i do people know. >> how it was like working with mark on set? >> oh, my gosh, he is amazing. i think any field that you're in, just being around someone who is just a master what the it is they do is a pivotal point. >> who are some of the women, obviously, this character has a lot of confidence, who inspired you? what role models did you have to play a person like this?
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>> well, i mean, of course my mom was the beginning of all of it. i started acting real young. i was about i think 7 or 8. so she drove me around for many, many years and we've been a team for so long. and then getting "tara" and working with tony collette, my absolute hero, it was a game changer for me. >> yeah. >> talk about your mom in hollywood but music, people don't realize, age 16, you dabbled in music, even went on tour. just took a deep breath when i said it like i said a fear word. is music behind you? what is it? >> oh, no, not at all. it blows my mind when people stay because it feels like -- just like a different -- i can't believe it oh, there i go. >> i love that. worked with jesse mccartney. >> seems like a dream i went on tour. that happened. >> yeah, that happened. i'm still playing music. i love it very much. yeah. yeah. >> you can always do both.
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>> yeah. why not? >> brie larson, thank you so much. "the gambler" opens christmas day. >> thank you. good luck. not that you need it play us out. coming up next, britney spears flaunts a gorgeous bod on a new magazine cover but was it photo shopped? we all want to know. photo shopped? we all want to know. that's coming up ♪ if you're happy and you know it, eat a snack. photo shopped? we all want to know. that's coming up ♪ if you're happy and you know it, eat a snack. ♪ when you're sad and you know it, ♪ then you face will surely show it, ♪ if you're sad and you know it, eat a snack. ♪ ♪ if you're bored and you know it, eat a snack. ♪ ♪ if you're lonely and you know it, eat a snack. ♪ if you're sleepy ♪ if you're guilty ♪ if you're stressed or if you're mad, ♪ if you're human eat your feelings, eat a snack. ♪ how their holiday glscent made me feel,ing which inspired this song. ♪ feel the air with joyful noise ♪ ♪ ring the bell and raise your voice ♪
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cover of the new "women's health" magazine. >> wow. >> she was ab-tastic, sparking debit online whether or not she was unrealistically photoshopped. >> oh, come on. >> sick of people saying the stuff. >> look at the video. >> this is the video behind the scenes. "women's health" says for people to judge themselves, you can't photoshop video. >> you can. but that's lot of work. >> no. no. that's her body. she looks amazing. >> good for her. >> she looks smoking hospital. her job to look hot. a great job to look hot. jennifer lopez is opening up about dating younger men. i love. this 495-year-old always pretty private about her relationships except in the book she wrote telling us all about it. in the new issue of "self" magazines takes on committees who pass judgment saying "i dated a younger guy once in my life, presumably referring to her ex, casper smart, almost 20 years her junior." goes on to say all of the old
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cliches about women need to be undone. enough already. we are desirable older women and we can date younger guys. amen. and not this big taboo. men have been doing this for years and no big deal. what do you think? >> i don't know what you just said, the dance party is going on here. >> this is like the music they floyd a hip restaurant in 1998. >> you cool with women dating 20-year-old boys or younger? >> go for it what do whatever you want. >> all right. >> this one will giant get your attention. i have to struggle to keep these guys in mind, you ready? take a listen. >> in the a our blood. >> kim kardashian cropping drama. the keep of selfies getting slammed on social media for posting this photo on instagram. what do you guys see is wrong with this? >> i see half a baby face. a quarter of baby face. >> she cropped out baby north. what i did just say after the backlash, kardashian responded on twitter saying her eyes were closed an i was feeling my look. can i live? >> by the way, she doesn't want to show her baby, that is all
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right. >> we are not just taking another picture without the baby. >> that's story? >> people up in arms. >> what? >> people get up in arms about -- serious, about being yellow. anyway -- >> this music, get over themselves. >> arms up. come on, natalie. willy? goodness, gracious that your pop fix with the club remix. how will the cookie crumble -- what a transition of music? the final winner in our holly cookie contest right after this. what? the club music can't go with
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oh yeah, and frosted! okay, but...what's you're most favorite of all? hmm... the kind i have with you. me too. all this month, asking for the best recipes for the cookie contest. time is here. we flew three top bakers here to compete for the tightle of best holiday cookie in the usa. here are our finalists. karen hair from san jose, whitney here mariucci.
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es and our judges, natalie, tamron, will wlachl are they playing for? you don't know. >> cookie cutters, baking mats and rolling pin. >> and classes at any sur la table. >> karen what do you call your cookie? >> i call it what's under santa's hat. love. when you lift up the lid, you can see the chocolate heart. >> cute. >> so how does this come about? >> this is a spicy honey recipe i got from my neighbor, mrs. worely, bringing them to my house my whole childhood. shrinks and i used to fit over them. now my daughter and i fight over them. what you do is cut out four different parts, circumstance a circle, a scallop circle, hat top and tip of the. what ice them the right color,
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pipe out a chocolate heart and then you dip the tip of the hat in icing -- >> like royal ice? >> confessioner sugar, lemon glaze icing. tasty cook kim >> okay. >> thank you and dip it in sugar and place it on. >> terrific. nice. all right. now whitney, you call them simply snowflakes? >> yeah, they are gingerbread snowflakes. yeah. >> all right. >> so i use royal icing to get the white on white affect and then i use a plastic bag and my hair ties and i just -- >> since your hair is now -- >> no ponytail today. then he just go like this, oh, my hands are shaking. and i pipe them like that. >> i got to tell thursday design here is one of the most intricate i have ever seen. >> then sprinkle them on. >> what kind of cookies are they? >> gingerbread. very nice. >> soft and chewy. >> whitney, this is good. >> those are good. now, julianna, you have got a very nice -- you got a lot of stuff. >> you like it? make you want to bite it?
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the whole idea, 'cause there's a secret inside, al. a very big secret. >> really? >> shhh. i'm gonna share it with the world. >> what do you call this? >> i call it my outrageous holiday cookie. >> of course you do. >> 'cause everything i do is outrageous. >> what do you have here? >> basically a dark and semisweet chocolate cookie dough but inside is one of the holiday sandwich cookies baked right into, covered with a ganache. a cookie within a cookie? >> absolutely and i did it because my daughters adore chocolate. so you have to have an overload of chocolate. >> all right. let me go to the judges. what do you say? what say you? >> a quick hidel. >> huddle. >> is it karen, is it whitney, is it julianna? >> we like. >> really hard. >> really hard. >> but we do all love an overload of chocolate. right? and we love how outrageous you are. >> and so -- >> i think whitney.
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not whitney. julianna. >> l congratulations. >> congrats. >> i do get to kiss you? >> oh. al. wow. >> yay! >> talk about your overload of chocolate. karen, whitney. thank you so much. thanks to sur la table for this great prize. you like to try these recipes at home, yes, today.com. we are back in a momentship. "today" on nbc. congratulations.
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our 21st annual toy drive is heading into the hope stretch. today, earlier, our celebrity elf, charli xcx made the rounds on the plaza, collecting donation. joined by another corporate contribute exsarah from tyson food. sarah, good to have you with us. back again this year. thanks for having us here. >> tell us what you brought this year. >> we are making a $200,000
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donation of jimmy dean frozen breakfast, hill shire brand sausage and ballpark fraction, a lot of other prod during 55,000 meals to help the toy drive. >> good four. >> especially during the holiday, food is so important. >> so, how can you be in the food guess best and not try to help hungry people, right? but it is tough at the holidays. more americans experiencing hunger than ever before. we want to encourage others, other companies, other people to get involved in their communities and help out this holiday season. >> thank you. >> amen. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you to tyson. don't forget you have until friday to doughdonate. willing to hang a willie wreath in your home? sarah what say you? >> yeah! >> 75% said yes. >> only 25. >> start selling them. >>
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. >> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good morning. i'm chris cato. we'll update you on a couple of breaking stories in a moment but first, let's get an update on the forecast with meteorologist bill henley. bill, sunshine across the area now? >> yeah, lots of sunshine. just a few fair weather clouds blowing through area. you see some in cape may now. and more clouds off to the north and west. the pocono mountains you will even see a brief rain shower
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today. but look at the temperatures. all right 52 in northeast philadelphia, trenton is 49 and 47 in wilmington. a nice breeze blowing and will be picking up with temperatures climbing in the 50s. and we continue to follow breaking news in bensalem, bucks county, police tell us an suv ran over a 15-year-old girl killing her as she was walking to her school bus. you see the bus there mere bridgewater road a short time ago. investigator4sh
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about 25 minutes. remember, you can get the latest news and weather at nbc10.com. now we go back to the "today" show. i'm chris cato. have a great wednesday.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. it's wines day wednesday, december 17. we are so happy that you're with us today. you know who is with us? >> this is unbelievable. >> tony award winning actress and singer bernadette peerts. >> who by the way, hoda, we were commenting when she walked in, has never looked better! she is in our studio right now. >> somewhere. we thought we would be taking a shot, but maybe not. >> there she is.
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>> stop it. stop it. she's never in the sun. her skin is flawless. >> she would have been the carnival cruise line lady, she gets sea sick and never goes in the sun. thank you, bernadette. >> can i say something else we're not supposed to talk about? that dress. >> i am the official salvation army red kettle woman. >> look at this dress. first of all, it's a cape. >> who makes that dress? >> adrian -- >> adrianna papell. >> adrianna papell. >> isn't it cute? it falls on the arms. it's not sleeveless. if you're having a hot flash, you can go -- >> by the way, gorgeous. >> adrianna, one of my favorite designers. >> these earrings i got as a christmas present jennifer miller.
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>> beautiful. >> when she was picking out her gift, i said what are you going to get. she said i know exactly. >> a big day today after we interview bernadette. >> i'm going to radio city where they ask people to read children's stories to the kids before the christmas spectacular which is so much fun. it's going to read "twas the night before christmas." i wonder if i need glasses. time for words of wisdom. shall we? i think we like to complicate things when it comes to -- when it's really quite simple -- >> start again, please. >> okay. i think we like to complicate things when it's really quite simple. find out what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy, and you're all set. promise. >> is that a none? >> i don't know. found it on google. let's do good news. there's so much bad news. here we are the good news people. >> we are the good news network
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at this time of the day we are. earlier this week there was a woman who went into toys "r" us and paid off 150 layaway accounts adding up to $20,000. there are now what we call layaway angels. a man walked into a walmart in pennsylvania and covered $50,000 worth of layaway accounts. he paid off 100 accounts. imagine you've been saving and saving and saving to pay off your account. gao to the counter and somebody has said it's all done. >> do you know who is nervous right now that i'm going to ask him to do it -- i'm not going to. jonathan tisch. jonathan, i'm not going to say it. he's one of the most philanthropic people in the whole world. >> the owner of the giants. >> half owner with the mara family. >> isn't that lovely? >> so this charity, i didn't really -- we thought people were doing this individually.
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it's called pay away the layaway. paid off the account of nine families in a walmart in south carolina. >> there's more. >> look what it means to people. it's just awesome. >> there was a man out there who just walked into a random coffee shop and hands out $100 to the employees. he did it in massachusetts. he said merry christmas, printed in red on the front of each envelope. the employees didn't know the guy. it's not like he came in every day or anything. i guess the moral is pay it forward. >> yes. these are all people who have been blessed. and to whom much is given, much is required, the good word says. some people on the other side of the coin are having trouble with kmart layaways. >> some people are showing up to pick up and finding out their goods are not there, they're gone. when you think you're paying it off, you think they're holding it for you. >> they put it away for your
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layaway payment plan. >> our local affiliate in kansas city reported the story. they said when they came up to pay off their layaway, they were told their items were no longer in stock. some were told there money would not be refunded for ten days or more. >> if you're on that kind of a budget, you don't have the money to go and get something else in the meantime. >> i guess on kmart's facebook page, a lot of customers posted those exact stories, layaway problems. the store does have a layaway policy. it says as long as the payments are made on time the merchandise will be held for you. why wasn't it is the question. >> of course, we reached out and the one time we get a response, which is about this long. >> go ahead. we deeply apologize to our customers affected by this online layaway issue. some of our online layaway customers received inadvertent cancellation notices. we are in the process of contacting those customers who
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are affected and are working with them to solve the issue. >> we are working hard to deliver those items to customers before the holidays, including expedited and free shipping -- >> the longer statement is on our website. >> anyway, what a bummer. if you've done all that. >> so back to good news again. "the voice" finale. you remember how it was. blake had one person in the finals, adam had three and gwenn and pharrell had none. blake had a one-in-four chance of winning. blake can do anything. >> yes, he can. >> his name is craig wayne, he's a country star. >> let's take a look at the winning moment. >> the winner of "the voice" is -- craig wayne boyd. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was kind of like a gloating laughter.
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>> a little bit of bravado there. congratulations to him. what a nice, and by the way, this is a guy who had a rough kind of go of it. i think blake picked him up first and dumped him. then gwenn picked him up and he got cut. blake picked him up again. >> bruno mars did your favorite song in the whole world, he did it with a bit of an edge. >> he did. it's called "uptown funk." let's watch. ♪ ♪ >> the reason he's wearing curlers, by the way, is not unusual. >> going out later tonight. >> if you watch the video, he's under a drier sitting with other people in the salon and that's his look. it is such a fun dance party workout song.
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>> remember elaine, she showed up once to a luncheon when she was being honored in curlers. she had to do a show that night. >> i like that. >> jennifer hudson wore basically very little at all. >> let's take a look at her performance. ♪ >> whoa! ♪ >> wow. by the way, do you remember, she was on weight watchers, lost all that weight. >> looks fantastic. >> i can't believe it. >> she looks fantastic. one of the greatest singers on the planet, too. >> she is. also, "the voice" decided to have fun with blake. turned him into a rapper. ♪ can't touch this ♪ my music hits me so hard, make me say oh, my lord ♪ ♪ thank you for blessing me
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♪ this is the beat you can't touch ♪ ♪ i told you home boy ♪ can't touch this ♪ can't touch this >> like the brian williams thing. just can't get enough of him, can you? >> do we have anymore blake information? blake didn't win. craig won. but blake's team won. >> we're happy for him. she's a new york native and the youngest person ever to be inducted into the theater hall of fame. >> what is she doing now? we'll have fun with tony and globe winner bernadette peters.
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critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen. bernadette peters has received countless awards from tonys to golden globe and a star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> now the singer and actress and author stars in "mozart." >> bernadette plays the chairman of the new york symphony and there's a new hot shot conductor she's brought in. take a look. >> been courted by boston, los
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angeles, san francisco, munich and we got him. your new conductor and musical director rodrigo. >> i like it already. >> we love it. a great chance for you to be a diva and wear those great outfits. >> great jewelry, great outfits, great cast. >> do you get steamy with him? >> no. >> but it's only the first season. >> that's right. >> when they came to you -- it was on amazon, what was appealing about it to you? >> what was really appealing, you get to see the pilot and then you don't know -- hopefully it gets picked up. >> that's a year ago. >> yeah. then you don't know what is the writing going to be. the writing is the wife of roman
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coppola and jason schwartzman, a great actor. and the writing, the comedy is very unexpected. that's what i love about it. it's not anything expected. the show is poetic at the same time. >> a world we've never seen except for "phantom of the opera" or something. but that's completely different. >> matthew madell plays the conductor. >> bernadette, do you sing in this? >> i haven't yet. there was a number a little girl sang. who knows in the future? it has to come naturally. >> and be dependent upon how many people love it, right? >> yes. >> it always comes down to that. >> it's really good. >> how do people find snit how do you see it and where can you see it? >> well, first of all, it's streaming. it's on the computer at amazon.
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then if you have a smart tv which i don't, i have a stupid tv. so i have to get that little box that you can attach to it. it can go through the tv, at the am store. >> i have apple tv. you click on amazon. >> the first month is free. >> so get you hooked. >> start watching december -- >> you are known for a lot of reasons, but your curly hair. other women or men with curly hair. we're calling the game "curly who." who is that? >> beethoven. >> no. the correct answer is share. >> i thought it was weird al jankovic. >> next one, please. curly who? >> oh, my god. not god. i don't know who. >> that is justin timberlake. >> a gazillion years ago. >> next curly. curly who?
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rhymes with curly. >> shirley temple. >> and curly who? >> i think it's carrot top. >> no. it is diana ross. >> i thought it was oprah. this is fun. >> last one? >> oh, beethoven again. >> no. it is weird al -- >> oh, my gosh, it is weird al. >> you don't know your curlys. >> you know what would have been funny, if we had one of bernadette and she got that wrong, too. >> we love you. >> have an awesome holiday. >> you, too. you're gorgeous. i watch you every day. >> give our smooches -- >> your wine is terrific. >> you can find all the ep soerds of "mozart in the jungle" starting december 23rd. don't let a pile of wrinkled clothes put a d and the winner of this year's superstar... (coughs) coughing can really be disruptive.
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doesn't it seem like every time you go on a trip no matter how carefully fold your clothes, everything is a wrinkled mess. >> here with the tips and tricks you need, marie claire senior fashion editor vannah roberts rossi. how are you? >> very good, thank you. >> let's minimize. when we pack, what's the right way to pack to try to minimize wrinkles? >> there's a few great tips. rolling is better than folding, space saving. also an interesting tip, wash your clothes in white vinegar. it's actually a wrinkle releaser. it doesn't smell at all. dry cleaning, you know the pesky plastic you throw away. keep this and stash your clothes in it and lay your clothes -- >> that works, putting it in a dry cleaning bag. >> it does. >> mostly it's the fabric. >> linen is going to be a
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problem. >> luckily it's winter and we can do knit, wool. >> you're going to dress these women. first we have ari. >> jeans, obviously, very hard working. this shirt is literally -- >> what is it? >> nylon with a metallic weave in it. it's like a mattress, literally springs back. >> that's adorable. >> not even wrinkley. >> we'll elevate the look. on a trip, you want to wear a little jacket out for lunch, elevate it with this tweed number. >> tweed never wrinkles. >> exactly. >> oh, my gosh. >> awesome. >> do you roll up a jacket that's that thick? >> yes. i folded this one. when it's bulky, never roll it. fold it. >> thank you very much, ari. sarah is up next. >> it can often look a little
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fake and a little cheap, but this zara skirt tapestry. obviously the triangle skirt, wearing this with a simple easy knit. this is very tight to the skin. >> are you guys embarrassed walking out in a t-shirt -- >> i paid them very well to do this. >> go have a glass of wine, girls. >> that's like a $30 top. >> i love that top. >> it's interesting enough that it's not plain. >> when it's tight, you're right, you don't see the wrinkles. >> excellent. >> next up. this feels like chiffon silk. it's actually 100% polyester. >> by the way, that's an awesome material. >> that's pretty. >> the print, you're never going to see a wrinkle in there at
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all. >> so wear prints. >> a leather pant, faux leather, not only cheaper, but less likely to wrinkle because it contains polyester. >> while ora bell is getting dressed, we'll bring out brittany. >> these are zara pants, $9.00. >> brittany and phyllis. they're both here. >> i love those. >> so fresh, $19. you can't go wrong. >> knits are great. knits are such a big trend, m e michael kors. >> what about phyllis who is patiently waiting. >> my favorite. >> also, this is crazy. >> we love this top. i'll tell you why. you told me about it. it doesn't wrinkle at all. it's fantastic. >> look how it comes off the
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phone calls. exactly police vehicles are there. officers are on the ground. we're trying to figure that out. as we get this information, we will be sure to bring it to you. i'm vai sikahema. good morning. let's get our forecast from bill henley. >> we're seeing clouds blow through the area. they have increased in the p you will see sunshine but there'skbè a chance of a sprin or two in the pocono mountains. the restvy of the area will see clouds and sunshine. look at the temperatures. 49 at philadelphia international. a breezy day ahead. winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. >> we're following braining news in montgomery county.
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a release from the a.g.'s office says a conspiracy involves two formerrlñ managers who took kic did the backs from highway inspectors. more on this coming up in a live report on nbc 10 news at 11:00. a full hour of news coming up in about 30 minutes. always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. i'm vai sikahema. have a great day. we will see you in about a half hour.
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we're back with more of "today" on this wines day wednesday, ready to play "who knew." today is december 17, write brothers day celebrating the anniversary of their first successful power flight. we'll have fun with trivia. ka thi went across to industry. she's ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get it right. if they don't, they get one of her fantastic cds. here to help me is mark ellwood. hello, mark. how adorable is mark. let's play, kathy. >> how are you, gidget? how long did the very first
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wright brothers flight last? 12 seconds, 59 seconds or three minutes? >> can i get some help. >> do you have someone with you? >> i do. >> it's eight. >> i'm going to go with him. >> how did you know that? >> how did he know it was 12 seconds? >> he was right. just 12 seconds. >> can you imagine, these two men didn't even go to college, neither of the wright brothers went to college. yet they managed to get a plane off the ground for 12 seconds. >> shows college may be overrated. back to you. >> lovely lady from lakeland, florida, super sonic means, faster than the speed of light, faster than the speed of sound or faster than a speeding bullet. >> b. >> indeed. >> faster than the speed of sound. >> actually the first super sonic flight was in 1947 in the
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air force. i miss concord, i don't know about you. >> how long have they been out of business? >> decommissioned in 2003. it's a decade too late. i never got to ride it. >> a lovely gentleman from toron toronto, canada. who among these actors is the tallest. john lithgow, jeff gold blume or joe manganiello. >> i would say jeff gold bloom. >> he's awfully tall. he'll love this just in time for christm christmas. >> the correct answer. joe manganiello. >> how close? >> i'm 5'10". next to them i would look like a tiny person. it's within an inch. lithgow is 6'4", jeff gold bloom 6.4 half and manganiello 6'5". >> manganiello has more hair. >> not that hoda noticed. according to the faa, how many aircraft are flying above the
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united states at any given time, 7,000, 15,000 or 23,000 aircraft. >> i'm going to go with b. >> no. but that's okay. because you get "good night angel." i love that cd. >> correct answer, 7,000. a lot. >> which is still a lot of planes when you think about it. aviation, it takes -- gives us 11 million people and 15,000 air traffic control people. >> didn't know. back across to ka thi. from rochester, putting you to work. finish this hear reek. 1967 classic by jackie wilson, your love keeps lifting me. >> ♪ higher and higher ♪ your love keeps lifting me higher ♪ >> you got it. >> that was awesome. >> better than i would be.
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>> who taught you? your mom, was she part of it or just you? >> i think naturally people who become performers later on are born doing to do it. i see toddlers singing along, it never ended from there. it just kept going. >> how old were you when you wrote your first song? >> my 13th birthday. i got my first acoustic guitar. i went upstairs and wrote a horrible song. as soon as i finished, i said look, mom! look what i did. >> what are you going to zee sing for us today, bea? >> my single youngblood. >> who is this on the guitar. >> hanan. >> bea miller. ♪ ♪ we were making history,
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breaking rules and breaking free questioning the writing on the wall ♪ ♪ coming from the underground, laughing as we're falling down, soaking in the glory of it all ♪ ♪ but at nighttime when we close our eyes it's a nightmare, it's a nightmare ♪ ♪ when the sun don't shine, we lose our minds, but i swear we can get there ♪ ♪ we've got youngblood, can destroy us, we make our own luck in this world ♪ ♪ we've got young blood, no one shows us, we make our own love in this world ♪ ♪ and the voices will get loud,
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ef every time kids make a basket or score a goal, the l.e.d. comes on and encourages them to keep wearing. >> what's mackenzie wearing? >> everything "frozen" is so hot. this is our cool toons boom box. kids sing with the real mic. >> do you want to sing along mackenzie? >> mackenzie says -- ♪ let it go, let go, can't hold it back anymore ♪ >> with the movement. good job mackenzie. >> let's start right here. this is big these days, this is the leap pad. it's a virtual pen inside. but they have to do physical challenges so they can take care of the pets, wiggle like a worm or hop like a kangaroo. they get points and can take care of their pets.
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>> legos. >> jack and ryder are here. >> we have something for the kids in the middle, legos junior. >> what age? >> 4 to 7. this is our fire set. the kids are building. it's 123 piece, they build the trucks, the station. off they go to make sure there's no fires anymore. >> what's crayola doing. >> they've taken creativity to a whole new level. this is our pro design set. we have fashion, we have cars. look how beautiful. >> i would have loved that. >> when it's done coloring, they bring it to life. scan it into your smart device. you can have a virtual fashion show. >> are you kidding? >> your custom car goes on a track. it's amazing. >> unbelievable what they can do. >> i got to get this for my niece. >> tony hawk fans creating the ultimate skate park. these are circuit boards.
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we have our ramps, our decks, our stairs and our skate boards. you can play with your fingers. look at collin, he has a remote control. >> what is mia doing? >> we know kids love looking for treasure. whether the beach, the back yard or for me it was grandpa, get off the coach, this is our treasure tracker. she is looking for treasure, and i think she found it. >> what's under there? >> money. >> merry christmas and happy hanukkah, kids.
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we're in the final days of our 21st annual toy drive. we've sent out more than $17 million worth of toys and gifts across the country. >> here with a very generous
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donation, ann marie grill, vice president from jacks pacific incorporated. for the eighth year. >> thank you for having us again this year. >> what may be the hottest toy -- >> one of our hottest toys this holiday season, a snow glow elsa. she says phrases from the movie and she also sings "let it go." >> oh, my gosh. >> she's hot. >> it's important. you guys always are so generous. >> we try to. we love working with the toy drive. this year we're giving over 7,000 toys to multiple organizations. >> thank you so, so much. we want to put it right here in our little -- thank you so much. our toy drive ends this friday. if you're in new york, bring a toy to the plaza or to the nbc experience store or donate online at amazon.com/today slooet show. so impressed with the singing of angela hill in rochester, new york, we want her to sing a little something for us. >> take it away. ♪ you make me happy
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♪ you make me whole ♪ you take the pain away, i'm so in love with you ♪ ♪ you make
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at 11:00, we are following breaking news at a school in philadelphia. there's policeávázn activity on scene, as you can see here. this is happening at samuel fels high school. there is heavy police presence. what can you tell us? >> reporter: off the .átop, we talked to school security. they say the school is in lockdown.va'a÷ students are in inside and they are secure and safe. police are arrived here, heavy police presence around 10:00 at fels high school to a report of a gun of some type. police are out here right now. they have taken into custody three people we saw e

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